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Cleaning the lid

I've been a dedicated ThinkPad user since 1998, but I've never quite figured out the best way to clean the material on the lids...WITHOUT streaks.  Anybody know the best way.  I've got a T410S here with fingerprints, smudges and all kinds of wear and tear just dying for a bath.



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Re: Cleaning the lid

dilute some mild dishwashing detergent in some water, then dip a lint free cloth in that soap water and gently wipe the surface in a circular fashion across the lid.

Alternatively use some LCD cleaning fluid or some face washing toner.

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Re: Cleaning the lid

What kind of streaks are generated cleaning the lid?
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Re: Cleaning the lid

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Re: Cleaning the lid

I use 70% isopropyl alcohol.

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Re: Cleaning the lid

Damp micofibre towel.



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Re: Cleaning the lid

I pickup a used one that had paint pen on the lid stating the name of the person it was assigined to, their department and the fact that it was replacing their old unit in 2" high letters across the lid. I tried rubbing alcohol and that faded it, but not great. I tried something I had just picked up, a Mr Clean Magic eraser. That made the whole thing look new in seconds. I resell a lot of T and W series laptops and they all come to me looking rough. 10 seconds with the eraser and they look new. Make sure you buff it dry.

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